There are different types of psychological therapies that are available to treat fibromyalgia. Examples include:
Other therapies that may help to alleviate fibromyalgia pain and symptoms include:
See alternative and complementary therapies for more information about acupuncture and fibromyalgia.
About fibromyalgia. National Fibromyalgia Association website. Available at:
http://www.fmaware.org/about-fibromyalgia. Accessed August 12, 2016.
Biofeedback. EBSCO Natural and Alternative Treatments website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/healthLibrary. Updated September 18, 2014. Accessed September 30, 2015.
Treatment. Fibromyalgia Network website. Available at:
http://fmnetnews.iraherman.com/fibro-basics/treatment/medication-options. Accessed August 12, 2016.
Fibromyalgia. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated February 15, 2016. Accessed August 12, 2016.
Fibromyalgia. American College of Rheumatology website. Available at: http://www.rheumatology.org/I-Am-A/Patient-Caregiver/Diseases-Conditions/Fibromyalgia. Updated May 2015. Accessed August 12, 2016.
Fibromyalgia. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Fibromyalgia/default.asp. Updated July 2014. Accessed August 12, 2016.
6/18/2010 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: Palermo TM, Eccleston C, Lewandowski AS, Williams AC, Morley S. Randomized controlled trials of psychological therapies for management of chronic pain in children and adolescents: an updated meta-analytic review. Pain. 2010;148(3):387-397.
2/9/2012 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: Castro-Sánchez AM, Matarán-Peñarrocha GA, Arroyo-Morales M et al. Effects of myofascial release techniques on pain, physical function, and postural stability in patients with fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled trial. Clin Rehabil. 2011;25(9):800-813.
Last reviewed August 2016 by Michael Woods, MD
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
Copyright © 2012 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.
What can we help you find?close ×